Rosa Calderon

Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice

Rosa Calderon is a leader with the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice.  She is an immigrant from Mexico and has lived in Alabama for 20 years. She was the first in her family to graduate from high school and college, as well as earn an MBA.  She helped stop her brother's deportation in 2012 and helped defeat HB 56, one of the worst anti-immigrant state bills in the country. 

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

Organizing Across Cultures for Immigration Reform

The south remains a bastion of white supremacist, capitalist and patriarchal domination.  Its legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, conservative organizing, and deep investment in the Mass Incarceration system has been extended by the recent wave of anti-immigrant policy-making.

On the front lines of this onslaught are Black and Brown communities - Immigrant and US born.  These families and communities are being torn apart by Mass Incarceration, Immigrant Detention, and Deportation. 

Join this workshop to find out how these communities – including families themselves – are fighting back, while simultaneously developing strategies to help advance our cause even farther.

Speakers: Mehrdad Azemun, Tia Oso, Rosa Calderon